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Truck Lanes in Canadian Urban Areas (2014)

Truck Lanes in Canadian Urban Areas assists transportation professionals to make more informed decisions regarding the potential use of truck lanes as a tool for efficient sharing of facilities by all road users. Based on the findings of a literature review, stakeholder interviews, and analyses of various truck lane configurations in Canadian cities, contents are specific to the Canadian context as far as population, traffic volumes, urban roadway design, etc. Eight truck lane types are identified and case studies for six of these types are described to reveal new planning, design, operation, analysis, and evaluation considerations for urban truck lanes in Canada.

Supplementary information provided with this document includes the six detailed case studies and a Technical Report, which synthesizes the findings from an environmental scan about the potential for truck lanes in Canadian urban areas.

What are truck lanes? Truck lanes are those for preferential truck use where trucks are separated from other traffic either through physical or operational treatments.  The purpose of these lanes is to reduce travel time, improve system reliability and safety, and reduce emissions in the movement of goods in urban areas.  Truck lanes are a relatively new concept and there is little information about them, particularly for Canadian urban areas.

Disponible en français : Voies pour camions en régions urbaines au Canada (2014)

Topic:Transportation planning
Focus Area:Mobility
Publication code: PTM-TLCUA-E
Pages: 116
Publication year: 2014
Media type: pdf
Publication type: Report
Publication date: January 1, 2014
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